Avalon Waterways
Avalon Artistry II

Stunning views await on your Main and Danube River cruise from the Balkans to Germany. Begin with an overnight stay in Bucharest for a guided sightseeing tour.

Travel to Fetesti to board your Suite Ship®. Begin with a small-boat guided tour of some of the 2,200 square miles of the Danube Delta preserve. Celebrate Kilometer “0” to mark the Danube’s course of 2,845 kilometers from the Black Forest to the Black Sea! Cruise through the striking landscapes of the Balkans, and visit Rousse, Bulgaria’s largest inland port, or join a full-day guided tour of the Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tânovo, where ancient stone houses cling to the Yantra River cliffs.

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European Masterpiece (Westbound) 2020
Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Bucharest: welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration

Day 4 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta

Day 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing, or jogging tour in Rousse

Day 6 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress, see the rock formations in Belogradchik

Day 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: scenic cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site

Day 8 Belgrade: guided sightseeing

Day 9 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance

Day 10 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 11 Budapest: guided tour

Day 12 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 13 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 14 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board

Day 15 Passau: guided walk

Day 16 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 17 Roth: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 18 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz

Day 19 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; beer tasting on board

Day 20 Volkach—Kitzingen: guided tours

Day 21 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 22 Main river village: guided walk

Day 23 Mainz (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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